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i. B" fc "Hflje Bigpfelj. ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 8. 1816. Vol. 44, No 66. Entered if Pittsburg Postoffice, November 14, 18S7, u second-class matter. Business Office 97 and 90 Fifth Avenue. News Booms and Publishing House 75, 77 and 79 Diamond Street. Average circulation cf the dally edition of The Dispatch for alx month! ending April 1,1SS9. 27,986 Copies per lame. "Average circulation of tho Sonday edition of The Dispatch for March, 1SS9, 1 46,423 Coplfcs per Issne. TERMS OF THE DISPATCH. POSTAGE rill IN THE TOTTED STATES . rvm-T DISPATCH. One Year. t 8 00 Daily DisrATCH, Per Quarter 2 CO IIailt Dispatch, One Month 70 Daily Dispatch, Including Sunday, one year 10 00 Daily Dispatch, including- Sunday, per quarter - W Dailt Dispatch, Including Sunday, one month SO 8UKD AT DisrATCH, oneyear 2 SO Wiesxt Dispatch, one year. 1 25 Tns Dailt DisrATCH Is dellTered by carriers at )5cuU per week, orlncludlngtheSandayeditlon. at 30 cents per week. 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Although the formal report of the committee is yet to be heard, the agreement, both from the published evi dence and the private hearing of com plaints to the prisoners, is general that nothing has been developed to show either mismanagement or corruption in that in stitution. This verdict, if supported by the full report of the committee, may be taken as a final settlement and explosion of the charges. The Senate Committee was not prejudiced in favor of the institution. It gave everyone having charges to make a full opportunity to support them by evidence, and made its work so thorough as to visit the prisoners privately and hear their state ments. If such an investigation develops nothing out of the way, it is fair to conclude that the reputation of the penitentiary as a carefully and honestly managed institution is fully sustained. After this satisfactory termination of the case has been reached, it is proper to point out one or two minor points which afford . room for amendment. The furnishing of supplies by a member of the Board was shown to be on so small a scale that it can not be deemed an abuse. But it should be remembered that while the amount may- be unimportant the principle involved may be important The law is plain on the subject, and the management of a public institution should be careful to conform with the law in every respect. It is also worth while for the management to perceive the error of the idea which has prevailed there, that every thing that goes on within the walls must be kept secret, No one considers it necessary that the prison should be open to every one; but a fair degree cf publicity is better for all parties. The Board can see irom the present case that it strengthens rather than weakens good management to have the pub lic pretty well informed of the conduct and occurrences within the penitentiary. The penitentiary has been pretty well vin dicated by the ordeal to which it has been subjected, and with the lessons of experi ence applied as they should be, it can re sume its position as a well-managed and creditable institution. THE OCEAK MYSTERY. The loss of the ocean steamer Denmark, and the donbt that prevails as to whether the hundreds of souls on board of her were rescued or not, affords an impressive lesson of the perils that may attend ocean travel. Of late years the ocean lines between this country and Europe have been attended with so little disaster that they have come to be regarded as nearly, if not qmte.as safe as land travel. Occasionally, however, some wholesale destruction of life warns hu manity that the ocean is still unconquera ble. The hope that is entertained of the rescue of the passengers and crew of the Denmark, will be nourished by their friends as long as possible; but the foundation for it is daily growing less. "Whether they are alive or dead, their perils will give a forcible example of the dangers that environ modern life in almost as great variety at that of more ancient times. HOT THE ASSURANCE HEEDED. The promise of reform outlined in a , declaration attributed to Secretary Noble is more easily understood than it is free from criticism. The Secretary is reported as say ing: "Whenever we find an inefficient Democrat in office we are going to discharge - him and fill his place with an efficient Republican." The information is somewhat superoga tory. The public have not generally been burdened with any doubts that an adminis tration will not remove subordinates of the opposite political faith, who are inefficient Jt was not necessary for Secretary Noble to give . this assurance; but it might have con veyed an important promise if the Secretary had declared that he was not going to re move any Democrats unless they were inefficient Further than that, if Secretary Noble had desired to convey an assurance that is fully up to the need of the times, he could have done so by declaring that when he finds an inefficient Republican in office he will dis charge him, also. SEM-CIVILIZED DETECTIVE W0BK. The acquittal of the boy Knilish, charred with murder, in New York, has revealed a very dangerous policy on the part of the de tective polioe of that city. The published statements concerning the crime made be fore the trial, were such as to leave scarcely any doubt as to the boy's guilt But the evidence on the trial was so different that thelaceused was acquitted and the Judge "'expressed his satisfaction with the verdict It is now brought out that the police chose to adopt the theory of the boy's guilt, and used the most extraordinary methods to sup port it An ante-mortem statement of the murdered man, exonerating the boy, was suppressed. The prisoner was persecuted while in jail with efforts to extort a confes sion from him; and nothing seems to have been deemed improper in the effort to hang the youth, innocent or guilty, except the actual subornation of false testimony. Allegations of this sort have been made with regard to the conduct of the police in connection with the so-called Anarchist plots of Chicago. While they have not been clearly proved in either case, the as sertions have enough color to call for the statement that any detective resorting to that sort of work should find himself speed ily lodged in the penitentiary. Detective forces are kept up and paid by the public to ferret out and punish crime. They are not hired" to suppress evidence in favor of people falsely accused, or to secure convic tion, regardless of the real guilt orlnn'o cence of the offender. The idea which seems to have been uppermost in the Km liscii case, that the reputation of the detec tive lorce required a victim, and that tbey would convict one without caring whether he was guilty or not, would be disgraoelul to any half-civilized government and in this age onght to bring down condign punish ment on public officials, committing them selves to such a barbarity. Between police officials who are unable to catch criminals at all; those who are re ported to get up manufactured alibis for the benefit of certain criminals; and those who try to convict innocent people, the subject of police reform promises to be one of the great issues of the future. LAYING UP TROUBLE AHEAD. Ho much has been said during the week past, of the "Wherry bill and upon the whole subject of railroad discrimination, that it would not be surprising if the public were now arrived at the point of weariness. In a nut-shell the case amounts to this: Dis crimination does exist; it is working seri ously against local interests. But not one of the three possible remedies is in sight The business men have not yet felt the pinch with the severity that compels the se curing of competition. The Republican majority in the Legislature will not enforce the constitutional clauses. The railroad authorities will not yield their point that localities where competition does not exist must pay according as the traffic will bear. That this situation can be satisfactory that it can be otherwise than fraught with threatening probabilities for all the inter ests concerned, no sensible person will con tend. The result is always possible that continued discrimination, especially if coin cident with other causes ,of depression, may affect the business of a section and the in terests of individuals to the utmost degree adversely perhaps fatally; the Republican representatives cannot continue to ignore constitutional requirements, unless at the manifest risk of their party's supremacy; and the railroads, which already see in some "Western States how business can be bar rassed by too radical statutes for Commis sions and too extensive grants of power to such bodies, are pursuing anything but a wise policy in inviting similar enactments in Pennsylvania, when popular senti ment, desperately in earnest, shall at last compel legislation. further agitation for the present, under the existing circumstances, seems useless. There is no election at hand, nor can any thing be added to what has been said. It is a clear and uncomfortable case of "What are yon going to do about it?" But time never yet failed to bring a fit answer to such a way of meeting an issue; and only the blind and the foolish ever imagine that the swing of the pendulum can be altogether and forever to one side. MEMORY BY PROXY. When a deputation from a South African kingdom visited England recently there was in the party a distinguished person known as "Chief Bubayane. the memorizer for the King Lo Bengnla." To -him was assigned the duty of remembering in chron ological order everything that occurred during the tour, for the purpose of making a faithfnl report to his master. He con-, fessed when he left England that his memo ry was a little crowded with data, for he had seen the British elephant in all its phases, from royal courts to plebeian taverns, but he hoped to straighten out the story of his travels before he reached home. Why should the useful office of memo rizer be known merely in a dusky mon arch's court? The idea could be applied here in too many ways to mention. For ex ample, there are a gdod many political lead ers who would be glad to know that Mr. Harrison had turned over hie memory to a paid attendant during the campaign. The memory of man after he enters the White House Is proverbially short The memo rizer would be mechanically accurate and closed to subsequent influences in marshal ing his remembrances. He would remem ber for his master with strict impartiality, and there would be no Senators going about the country chanting: "D an ingrate." Aside irom politics and official statesman ship, the memorizer would be a handy per son to all sorts of busy men. The editor who wants to know how he viewed a ques tion a year ago, would find a memorizer much more convenient than a file of news papers to refer to. Besides he could swear at the memorizer with some comfort, if the inemorizer's report were disagreeable. The society woman who often is at a loss to tell how much 'gush she should bestow on this woman, and how much frigidity on that, would have a general use for a memorizer in the shape of a tailor-made angel in attend ance. For the society woman who sees a thousand people in her parlors in a year, is naturally at times unable to tell who is worth cultivating and who is not Yes, let us have memorizers at once, please. A GROWIHa ISSUE, An interesting symposium has just been published, consisting of letters from a large number of leading thinkers on the neces sity of a national regulation of marriage and divorce. The general agreement in the" range embraced between Kate Field and Bishop Whitehead, of Pittsburg, that national legislation is needed on the sub ject, is an indorsement of a position long urged in these columns. Of course, the opinion of these writers, as to the character of the national law to be enacted would vary -widely. All of them agree that the law should be strict; but the different ideas of strictness would probably be found to take a very wide departure. Some of them would confine divorce to one or two causes; while others might make the law very nearly u liberal as it is in some of our States at present. Bat the general opinion in favor of plac ing this subject under control of the Nat ional Government, in order to secure uni formity, is significant of the growth of the issue. The first thing that is needed is n THE Constitutional amendment, placing the sub-, ject within the jurisdiction of Congress. What is wanted is not so much the change of the law as to divorce and marriage, as a change of the uncertainty and confusion arising from the difference between State legislation. The pressing necessity is to do an ay, with the abnormal discrepancies under which people may be legally married inone State and illegally married inanother; by which the parties to an unfortunate mar riage may be released from it in one Com monwealth and under its bonds elsewhere; or the legitimate children in one State be unable to receive the property owned by their parents in others. This is the view which The Dispatch has urged for a long time, and the growth of opinion as to its necessity is encouraging to the hope of an ultimate-reform. LoBD Lonsdalu, after looking for the North Pole in the vicinity of Alaska, has got disgusted with the job and given up the search. The inference seems to be that that the Arctic regions were entirely too quiet and respectable for him. It is rather interesting to find the South ern Democratic journals who have for yeani been assailing the Southern Republicans as the negro party, now ferociously attacking that organization of Birmingham, Alabama, Republicans who have resolved to throw the negro overboard. The new departure may not show a very clear conception of true Republican principles; but the com ments of such papers as the Nashville American point to the conclusion that no sort of Republicanism can be so made over as to suit the Bourbon organs. The opposition milk dealers appear to be determined to take no mean advantjfce of the Producers' Association. So they give to their organization the characteristics of a pool, rather more decidedly than the first combination had them. While the Legislature has not exactly covered itself with glory this week, it is no more than fair to give it credit for haying smashed the orphans' school syndicate. The vote of 15S to 5, excluding that combina tion from any share of the appropriations, was certainly a quietus for it Without a share in the appropriations the syndicate will have no use for the schools. The steamers are bringing back to this country the remains ot our defeated naval force at Samoa. They were not called upon to whip the Germany navy there, but had to take their defeat fsom the mightier forces of nature. The demand for bond investments is shown by the fact that New York City has just placed a loan of $7,457,000 bonds at 2 per cent interest Pittsburg, which is now paying an average of 6 per cent interest, should take notice as to what she can do when she is able to refund any of her high rate bonds. It might be a good idea for New York to devote a percentage of the profits that it will draw from the centennial celebration to the erection of that long-promised Grant monument It takes a great many cases and a vast lot of legal discussion to get a clearly estab lished meaning for the city of the "lowest responsible bidder" act Judge Magee's de liverance on the contract for the paving of Craig street adds another chapter of de cisions for the berefit of the Board of Awards. The new steamer. City of Paris, beat the record for trial trips, and hopes to make good the title to her name, by eventually proving the fastest of her kind. It is rather-instructive to learn in con nection with that reported arrival of foreign glass blowers, that there is such a demand for glass blowers in this country as to ex haust the native supply. It seems, not withstanding the recent reports, that one branch of the glass interest is prosperous. Patjncefote having sailed for this coun try, it is now about timefor someone in New York to give Robert Lincoln a farewell banquet A Westeen church fair proposes to intro duce a novelty in the shape of an enlarged "pigs in clover" puzzle, with live pigs in place of the marbles. The only improve ment possible on this idea would be for a Washington church to get it up, with office seekers for the pigs. The booming rivers along the Oklahoma borders are taking this opportunity to dem onstrate that they can out-boom the boomers. Oklahoma is evidently going to be the scene of a rush in which there will be three times as many settlers as there are sites. Nevertheless, the prospects for business are considered good. There will' be a splendid trade in firearms and coffins. The announcements for the May Festival promise a feast of the highest order, to lov ers of classical music. The apparent ruling of the local courts to the effect that it is disorderly conduct for a man to distribute heterodox tracts on the streets, seems to further call for a judicial definition on the much-mooted question as to what are orthodox tracts. PEOPLE OP PROMINENCE. The Czar of Russia, according to an English traveler, wears a silk strap around his waist In place of suspenders. Congressman Springer is going to Intro, duce a bill at the next session of Congress for the election of postmasters by the people. Secretary Noble has called a halt on the Missourians. He says it ill not do to take any more into thelnterior Department lest the other States find fault. The late Isatab V. Williamson, of Philadel phia, left nearly (10,000,000 of property, The appraisers estimated the worth ot his clothing and f uroiture to be nothing at all. Senator Dixon, of Rhode Island, will be one of the youngest members of the Senate. His age is 41, the two Senators from West Vir ginia being the only two Senators who are his juniors. Adirondack Murray is lecturing on "How to Make a Million Dollars." He has been trying all his life to make $10,000, and hasn't got the half of It, but there is nothing in the title of a lecture. General Von Verdt, the new German Minister of War, is said to bear a striking re semblance to General Grant, not on only in features, but in his facial expression. He is regarded by some as the coming Moltke. General John M. Palmer, of Illinois, is badly Inoculated with the Presldental fever in his old age, and is looking forward to 1S93 for a Democratic nomination. General Palmer re cently took unto himself a wife, who seems to have filled him with a fresh ambition. An Interesting fact in connection with the election ot Mr. Nathan F. Dixon to the Na tional Sonata by the Rhode Island Legislature, Is that bis grandfather was elected .United States Senator wnen WiUlara'Henry Harrison was President Mr. Dixon is a lawyer by pro fession and has held various public position a PITTSBURG DISPATCH, THE TOPICAL TALKER. Real Spring Is n. Tonic The Tolling Cow - Bell Mr. Davis' Last Poem A Song" of the Singe. One sunny day this week I chanced to catch a very busy man off duty. He is usually on duty. When he's not toiling he's asleep or taking in provisions. This was an exceptional occasion. He tarried with me long enough to say: "Jr he could have a spring like this ffrery year how much happier and better we shfluld all bet I believe that a bad spring sends mil. lions on the downward path. The coincidence of spring and bock beer is only dangerous when spring is abortive, and fraudulent in its weather. I can do better work, more work, with less friction this spring than I can ever remember being able to do. If apoll could be taken it would be found, I have no doubt at all, that the morals, tempers and livers of the nation have been greatly benefited by this real rejuvenating joyful spring." A TRIFLE MAGNIFIED. Under the bills, where yet the shadows He, A purple scabbard by the river's blade, Whose glittering steel resects the evening sky, A tolling cow-bell tells the day's decayed; And passing to and fro. from cliff to cliff, The simple sound swells ont and sobs, until The echoes wake for miles to speak, as If With news of milking tlmelhe world they'd fill. V On this page will be noticed the last poem written by the late Mr. Black Davis. The form 'of it is that which MrDavis showed a marked liking for In bis latter days. In the form one Is reminded of Walt Whitman, but the intelligi bility and color of Mr. DaTis' words prevents any other resemblance In them to the work of the "Good Gray Poet" There are beauty and strength in "A Song of .the Sunrise," and it speaks with consoling assurance of the writer's confidence in the existence of a hereafter and what it held in store for him. I am told that Mr. Davis was a devout believer in the im mortality of the soul, and his Christianity was of the sort that knew nothing of the formal fetters of creeds and man's imaginings. It will be surprising to ma if Mr. Davis' poems are not some day held in higher and more gen eral esteem than they are to-day. A SONG OF THE STAGE.' Look, the ladder stands beTore yon, Open, freel Men Just waiting to adore yon, Come and seel Ton' ve a pretty face that's money ' A voice that's sweet as honey, Sure the path will be as sunny As can be. That's the war the tempter chatters Of the stage. To the rlrl In silks or tatters , In this age. She ambitious, yes. and daring, And for fame and fortune caring, She is led, with little snaring, To the cage. Some may win a crown of glory That's a fact Bat with most this is the story: "Something lack't. Was too modest or too shy. air,. Would not condescend to lie, sir, Or she, In the public eye, sir, Couldn't act" Tame is nice to think of, very You may talk Of a walk to Londonderry , Whenln Cork, Bat it's quite another matter, Quite a different thing from chatter; One that will not make yon fatter, If yon walk I . The peculiarity of Mr. Andrew Carrington, who has been staying in this city for several days, is that you cannot call him a New Yorker, a Bostonian or a Washington man, al though it would be nearest correct to attribute him to one of these cities, as he spends most of his time in them. You cannot say that he be longs to any particular city. Moreover, it would be hard to say what Mr. Carrington does. He has ample means of his own, and need do nothing for a living. Most of his energies seem to be devoted to the study of the latest scientific discoveries in all sorts of fields. Electricity just now is absorbing his at tention. On Friday last I met him on Fifth avenue In the midst of one of those violent young thunderstorms we enjoyed that day. We took shelter in the same doorway. As the storm lessened we moved out from our refuge, and Mr. Carrington said: "While I've been about the streets to-day I've been noticing the bearing of men and animals during the thunder storms. It appears to me that neither human beings nor brutes are so much terrified as tbey nsed to be at the flash and dazzling glare of the lightning. I account f or this on the ground that tbe nse of the arc electric light has made the peculiar glare of the light ning familiar to everybody and to horses on the streets." Hepburn Johns. A COUNT! HOME FOR COONS. A Poplar Tree That Was Fairly Alive With Frisky Animals. jEFrERSONVlLLE, Ind., April 13. Captain J. B. McMormice. Deputy County Clerk, has a farm in Owen townBhip, in which his family resides, and yesterday he said: "I bad in my place a poplar tree that meas ured eight feet through, and was sound from the butt to the topmost twig until a year since. At that time an electric storm passed over our section and the tree was struck by lightning. The towering pcplar was split in two as straight as a line could be drawn from the first limb to within a few feet of theground. Sun and rain caused the heart to decay and the rent to open considerably. I was up home a few days since and my hired man remarked that there was something very strange about the tree. He said that the separated parts kept up a vibra tion as regular as cloak work. My curiosity was aroused, and with the hired man 1 went to the tree, taking along a ladder. "I climbed to the opening, peered In, and my eves met a sight that almost naralvzed me. The aperture left by the decayed heart was. mil ni coons, .mere were coonsoi an sizes ana colors. It seemed as if every coon in Clark county bad settled in the hollow tree. The vibrations were easily explained when the dis covery was made. The animals bad become so closely packed in the hole that whenever tbey breathed the body of the tree moved to and fro. Since I came back to JeffersonviUe I re ceived a letter from my hired man saying that he had been making war on tbe coons and that he had killed enough to buy himself a suit of clothes with the skins when he gets the latter properly cured. He left some of the coons to breed from."- - An Old Story. From the New York Graphlc.l In eight cases out ol ten the weather bureau is what may be called a 'signal" failure. DEATHS OP A DAT. John G. Lose. John G. Lose, an old and esteemed citizen, died yesterday morning at his residence, on Ward street Oakland, In the 73th year of his age. He was born in Westmoreland county, and in his boyhood days came to this city and learned the trade of a hatter, and as a hat manufacturer did business In Allegheny City for a number or yean, after which he bad charge or the transportation office or tbe old canal, and thence drifted into various business enterprises. He was married to Eliza J. Smith, who surf Ives him. Ho leaves one son and two daughters. For the past five ye-irs he had been Captain of tho Fourteenth ward; station house and was a faithful and trusted officer or the city. He was a eood citizen, a consistent Chris tian, and loved and respected by all who knew lilm. The funeral will take place at 10 A. M. Tues day. Hon. John P. Usher. Philadelphia, April is. Hon. John P. Usher, who was Secretary or the Interior under President Lincoln, died at the University Hospital, in this city, this morning. Sir. Usher came here from Florida, where he had a winter residence, about two weeks ago, to undergo an operation for the removal of a tumor from nls throat. Prof. Agnew successfully removed the growth, but the patient, notwithstanding the efforts made to save his life, died at 11 o'clock this morning. Mr. Usher was born In Madison county, N. Y In 1816. For some years past he resided at Lawrence, Kan., where he acted as counsel for the Missouri Pacific and Kansas Pacific Ballroads. John Allen. Mr. John Allen died at the residence of hi son-in-law, James Carotbers, Blppey street st End, Friday afternoon. Mr. Allen was more than 2 years of age. He has held several minor po litical offices. At the time or his death he was a deacon of the East End Presbyterian Church. He was the father ot Wm. M. Allen, the Insurance agent: John K. Allen, ortne-EastEnd, and James U. Allen, or Montana, Tho rnneral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from his late home on Hippey street Henry IV Schwartz. Mr. Henry P. Schwartz, who for nearly half a century conducted an extensive drug business on Federal street Allegheny, died at his late resi dence on Friday evening. The deceased was 78 years of age, and came to this community from Lancaster conntv In 1832. He retired rrnm hn.l. nest ten years ago, but bis name has 'been per petuated by his sons, who until recently continued , his extensive business. SUNDAY, APRIL 14, A PLUCKY WESTERN GIRL. She Walks Sixteen Miles in Order to Join Iter Lover. Murray, Idaho, April 13. Society in this Territory is deeply interested in the marriage of Fred E. Lucas and Miss Mabel Claggett, which, in all its phases, was the most romantic that ever occurred In this section. Mr. Lucas is a prosperous young business man of Murray, and his wife is the daughter of William H. qiaggett, who was for several terms delegate to Congress from Idaho. Het home was In Georgetown. The girl's father took a violent dislike to young Lucas, and forbade his atten tions At an interview with the young lady, at which tbe father was present, Lucas bade ber farewell in a formal way, and, after shak ing bands with Mr. Claggett, took his depart ure. He had not proceeded far on his way home ward when he found himself intercepted by the girl, who had stolen away from the house and overtaken him, with a view to a more ro mantic parting than was possible in the pres ence of her father. This meeting was a pain ful one, and tbe parting doubly so. Lucas feared that some harm might come to the girl, and was also afraid that, if her presence with him should be discovered, Claggett would sus pect him of double dealing. He therefore urged Miss Claggett to return to her home, and suggested that they might some time meet again. Tbe girl turned back, but as soon as she was alone she realized that her absence would have to be explained and that detection was inevita ble. Fr a time she was Irresolute, hut at length she decided kto follow Lucas home to Murray. Fearing pursuit, she abandoned the highway and crossed the country a distance of IS miles, wading mountain streams, sustaining several severe falls, and arriving atber destina tion, after an all-night exposure, at 4 o'clock in the morning. Friends of the family provided the young woman with clothing, and during tbe afternoon, when she bad recovered in some degree from ber fatigue, she presented herself to Lucas, who was so overjoyed by her arrival that be immediately telegraphed to Spokane Falls for a minister, and on tbe arrival of the uarson tbe pair were unitod in marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas are now here awaiting the ben ediction of the old gentleman. A FAMILY OP CENTENARIANS. Three Sisters and a. Brother Whose Ages Range From 104 to 115. Washington C.H., Om April IS. The In terest that is manifested o"f late in longevity calls the attention of this community to the life of Mrs. Margaret Arnold, who resides with ber son, Henry Arnold, on a well-kept thousand-acre farm, about seven miles east of this city. The old lady is actually 112 years of age. Her maiden name was Margaret Kiser, and she was born near Richmond, Va., June 4, 1777, just oue year after the signing of the Declar ation of Independence, ana should she live until the 4th of next June she will be 112 years of age. In 1818 Margaret moved to Ohio and located at Chillicothe. She was married when a hand some miss to Mr. Frederick Arnold, andbecame the mother of five children, two daughters and tbree sons, the youngest sons being twins. One of the twins, Wm. Arnold, is living at Green land, Ross county, O., aged 70 years. The hus band of Mrs. Arnold died mote than half a century ago, and she has ever since remained a widow. Mrs. Arnold is S feet 2 inches in height, and weighs 110 pounds. There are four members of her father's family more than 100 years of age. The oldest sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hillard, was at last accounts still living in Lynn county, Iowa, having been twice married. She Is three years older than Mrs. Arnold, and is therefore 115 years of age. Tbe other sister, Mrs. John Bailey, is living in Dakota, at the age of 109 years. The old lady is in good health, bas good eyesight and is able to walk about in the yard. William Kiser, the only living brother, still re sides at the old homo place near Richmond, Va., aged 101 years. A SPIRITUALISTIC TEMPLE To be Erected In Cleveland by the Aid of Disembodied Spirits. , Cleveland, April 13. The members of the Advanced Thought Society 1 ere hold to the belief that a temple is only a question of time and will be built nlti mately and by inspiratl on from disembodied spirits. Mrs. Parker, a prominent medium, says: "People don't seem to understand the work we are doing. We are not striving tor a temple just at present. That will come in time. I know it will for tbe spirits have told me so. The main idea is to start a school where the people can be educated in Spiritualism. I got the first impression last Fourth of July that the. work will spread in this city, and; in tbe back ground I saw tbe outlines of this beautiful temple. In this school I speak of, which will be the first of the kind in the country, we intend to develop talent and bring out mediums from among tbe people. First we must develop ourselves, which we are now doing, then we must instruct and start a school for the chil dren. By this means we will bring out talent that would otherwise have been undeveloped. Mediums are not respected by the world, and to a very considerable extent even Spiritual ists are throwing rocks at them, and it is our intention to change all that." The work on the temple, Mrs. Parker says, will be commenced in about ton years. A RAPID RECOVERY. David Bnrkey, the Hydrophobic, Nearly Well bat Still Dreads Water. Wooster, April 13. David Barkey, the Milton township youth, whose terrible suffer ings from bydrophobla were recently described in The Dispatch, has survived the horrible paroxysms of the rabies and has almost fully recovered from bis illness. The paralysis of his lower limbs and of toe-muscles of the neck is disappearing, and bis voice has nearly re gained its former, strength. Young Barkey eats and sleeps well and is gaining in health right along. He has a pecu liar dread of fluids, especially of water, which he sharply orders taken away if put in his sight. He has not experienced any paroxysms since February 2fl, and his recovery to full health is considered a matter of only a short time. DROPPED INTO A SNUG BERTH. A Pennsylvania Man Appointed Internal Revenue Barean Chief Clerk. Washington, April 13. Henry C. Rogers of Pennsylvania, was to-aay sworn in as Chief Clerk of the Internal Revenue Bureau. He will assume bis new duties Monday. George W. Wilson, of Ohio, who has been appointed Dep uty Commissioner of Internal Revenue, vice General Henderson, resigned, will also enter upon the discharge of his duties at the same time. Tbree Democratic messengers in the Inter nal Revenue Bureau were dismissed to-day. Understands His Business. From the Chicago Times. Some of the Republican newspapers are ad vising Mr. Wanamaker to attend to business and quit making prohibition speeches. Mr. Wanamaker seems to know howto do both. An Accomplished Linguist. From the Chlcaeo Hews. The Hon.WhItelaw Reid, Minister to France, bas got so far that he can now say "Wee, Mus soo," without blushing. A bONG OF SUNRISE. Pathetic interest will attach itself to the fol lowing, the last poem of tbe late and much lamented Slack Davis. The MS. came to hand a day or two ago, accompanied by a note from Miss Lillian Slack Davis. "I send you,'' writesMiss Davis, "my dear father's last poem, which he wrote last week, and which I found among his papers to-day. I believe he had not finished it. but death prevented. T7ie Bulletin. A glory In tbe Orlentl A glory nashlngrom the'Orlentl Gleams of splendor-dazzling, blinding Flashing from the Orlentl Hunting forth with the radiance of a God, Glancing over the sea and on the mountain tops, Glorious from the Orlentl Gliding tbe mountain tops with a sadden golden glory. Turning tbe sea to molten gold. On tbe green of the forest roofs flashing a golden splendor. Glorious from the Orient! Glancing on the world with the radiant glory of a God, Bun-God I Earth-gladdening, word-rejoicing, Glorious in the Orlentl A glory In tbe Orlentl A glory spreading from the Orlentl From bis nest on the dewy ground ascends the lark, Aloft td the azure dome soars the caroling lark, Swift mounting with a burst of song. With a song of divine beanty sung to the risen morn: For day is awake, and radiant are the valleys, ltadlant tbe sea and the mountains; Tbe forests are stirred with the joy or the morn ing. The gladness of the morning laughs in tbe mead ows And along ths shining baavens grows the splendor, Glorious in the. Orient I 1889. . STATE CAPITAL GOSSIP. Legislators Going to tho Centennial A . Good Soldier Senator Newiayer Ac quiring Influence ReybarnPoesn't Want to be Governor The State Treasurer's Fight. rrBOJT A STATT COnaiSFONDENTl Harrisburg, April 13. Captain Klddand Mr. Craig, of the Centennial Affairs Commit tee, ore in New York making arrangements for quarters for the legislature. Hotel accom modations are out of the question and it is not likely Pullman cars can be readily secured for those who will go, some 300 in number. The plan that will in all probability be adopted is to charter a Sound steamer for the occasion. Tbe legislators will sleep and eat on it, with the exception of those who may choose to foot hotel bills out of their own -pockets. But the majority are entirely too democratic to do any thing of tbe kind. A Soldier of the RIgbt Kind. General Wiley, of the Second Brigade, N. G. P., accompanied tbe brigade Quartermasters to .New York yesterday to help them make the necessary arrangements for the quartering 01 tbe troops. The General Is justly popular with the whole brigade. He is a thorough soldier and doesn't shirk any duty of the camp or pa rade, as oue of bis rank might easily do. When at tbe Inauguration at Washington be was so ill that his physicians forbade him to lead his bri gade or to leave his room. He could not draw a breath without intense pain. But he ap peal ed In the parade. "I have always been ont with the boys in fair weather." ha said, "and If I don't go out with tbem now, not one in 500 will understand wny it is. I wouldn't lose their good opinion for the world." And so, through the weary hours of waiting and through tbe long march tbe commander of the Second Brigade sat on bis horse and took his rain along with the last and the unjust, like tho other soldiers. He began to Improve after that and believes it did him good. " Senators Away From Work. The Senate meets on Tuesday night, but isn't likely to do a great deal of business during the week. The Appropriations Committee will be away and a portion of the Elections Committee will be in Philadelphia, closing the investiga tion in connection with the Senatorial" con tested election case. Then Senators Rutan, Schnatterly and Shall are absent because of illness. This makes the chances for a quorum look decidedly slim. t A Good One From Allegheny. Senator Newmyer is one of the readiest de baters of the Senate and is as fearless as he is ready. He bas the reputation of being one of the most outspoken and independent Senators on the floor. If a measure doesn't suit him he states his objections clearly and to the point, no matter where it may have originated, and he Is just as prompt to defend a measure that he approves. While he does not carry his point at all times he Is always listened to with atten tion, for the fact Is very plain that he does not talk for the sake of talking, out for such rea sons as shonld move every Legislator who de sires legislation to be flawless, beneficial and within constitutional lines. Senator Newmyer is not always on tbe popular side of questions, and does not try to be. He bonestiy follows his convictions, whether the majority approves or whether it frowns, and this is so generally recognized that his opinions are always treated with respect. The growth of this feeling as the session grows older is such that Senators more and more hesitate to vote against him. His ability and legal attainments have been recognized from tbe first, and tbe Senatorial estimate of them is sufficiently indicated in the tact that he holds the chairmanship of tbe Senate Judiciary General Committee, a posi tion second in importance to no other In that body. . A Senator Not Anxions to be Governor. Senator Reyburn, who has often been spoken of as a candidate for Governor, is not out for the office and says he sees no reason why he should seek it He holds the position of Sena tor of so great a State as Pennsylvania to be hardly lower than tbe Gubernatorial dignity and is willing to let others chase the bubble. "If I were a candidate," he said. "I would say so. If I desired the office I would make a square fight for It. I would let every one know it right away." Legislating In Two States. Representative Woodmansee, of Wayne county, is perhaps the only man in Harrisburg who is doing business in two Legislatures. He introduced a bill here for the Incorporation of the Kilgour and Equinunk. Bridge Company, It wasn't reported from committee until late in February, but by obtaining special orders Mr, Woodmansee got it through both House and Senate. It has now been signed by the Governor and has been introduced in the New York Legislature. The necessity for this grows out of the fact that where the bridge will span the Delaware one end of it will rest In Pennsylvania and tbe other in New York. The fight for the new bridge bas some thing ot Interest in It. being an effort to down a company that uses its temporary monopoly to charge exorbitant tolls. This company tried to prevent the passage of the bill here, but was unsuccessful. Being a New York concern it may do better at Albany. The Next State Treasurer's First. Speaker Boyer first appeared in politics in 1882, but his first political speech was made ten years before, and he permitted the decade to slide away without making another. It was during Grant's second campaign, and Mr. Boyer, who was reading law in Brewster's law office in Philadelphia, had gone over to Norristown on some legal busi ness. He met a college friend who tried to in duce him to make a political speech in a neigh boring village. Mr. Boyer declined with thanks; he would never think ot such a thing, and knew nothing about politics, anvhow. But his friend knew his weakness, and captured him with a promise of a day's quail shooting if he would comply. The speaker will not vonch for the excellence of the speech, and admits that be told more stories than be talked politics, but If he told stories then half as well as now the boar and a half he stood up before bis Montgomery county audience must have been very pleasing to them. Baker as a Ball Player. There are some athletes in the House, of whom Hon. Jesse Baker, of Delaware, is one. He is an amateur ball player with a big reputa tion as such. Years ago, before he became the honored and distinguished District Attorney of ' Delaware county, be was on the point of accept ing a good offer from tbe Athletics, of Phila delphia. One day, however, bis father said: "Jesse, are you going to Philadelphia to play ball?" Jesse replied: "I think I will, father." Mr. Baker remained quiet for a time and then spoke. "Jesse." he said, "if yqu go never cross this tnresnoia again." jtueuiuui po, ana the career that is opened before him as a reward as a brilliant one. He is the one man in Delaware county wbo had the necessary fighting qualities to defeat Hon. John Robin son for a renomination, and the fight between them for the Senatorial seat ot Hon. Thomas V. Cooper promises to be an interesting one if that gentleman drops out into tbe Philadelphia Collectorsbip. Two Sides to a Question. A certain popular editor, who is a member of the House, opposed Mr. Fow's libel bill, which makes it much easier for the newspapers to make spicy remarks about people. The certain popular editor was taken to task by another t omelplng to kill tbe bill in committee. "Yon need this as much as any of us," said No. 2. "Yesj" said No. 1, "but you forget there are two sides to this thing. There are a number of other editors in my county, and sometimes tbev're not a bit particular what they sav about me." . Simpson. SHERMAN'S PRIEND SUCCESSFUL. Senator Coulter Succeeds Dan OlcConvllIe as Sixth Auditor of the Treasury, "Washington, April 18. The President to day made tbe following appointments: Thomas B. Coulter, of Ohio, to be Sixth Auditor of the Treasury for the FostofBce Department. To be collectors of customs John W. Fisher for district of Richmond, Va.; Harrison Geer, for the district of Huron, Mich.; Max Pracbt for the district of Alaska, in the Territory of Alaska. Mr. Coulter was born In Wayne township, Jefferson county, O., on a farm, in 1841. He was school teacher, telegrapn operator, clerk of tbe Jefferson Common Pleas Court in 187o to 1881. and admitted to the bar while clerk; elected State Senator In 1885. This Is the final year of his second term. He was a candidate for Congress several times, and Is a hard worker for his party. He is a popular stump speaker, has a fund of anecdotes, is affable, and generally liked. He Is six feet tall, weighs 250 pounds and had four months' war service. Sonje Phenomenal Mayor. From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.! As dime museum curlodiles the Mayors of certain cities in the United States are coming rapidly to the front The Mayor of Jersey City never sav a game of bassball. Tbe Mayor of Denver cowhlded a man the other day. Mayor Fitler, of Philadelphia, wanted tq be a canal, date for President That was curious, too. "HEW I0BK NEWS BOTES. Boond is Sell Bis Brer. rxKW TOBK BDBXAU srXCtAXS.1 New York, April 11 The business of Man ager HVR. Jacobs, at the Brooklyn Lyceum Theater, is in a fair way to be wrecked by a saloon keeper and a hand organ. When Mr. Jacobs leased tbe Lyceum Theater some time ago, he nailed up the doors that connected the theater lobby with Mattheis Herkel's saloon, and this deprived Mr. Herkel every week ot about $150 worth ot trade which bad formerly drifted into bis saloon between the acts. The saloon keeper promised Mr. Jacobs all sorts of things If he would only open those doors again, but Mr. Jacobs refused. Then Mr. Herkel got back at blm in this wise: He bought a big orchestra hand organ, placed it against his side of the closed doors, and paid a boy SI a day to play during all performances in the theater. Occasionally he had his German singing society around to sing to hand organ accompaniments so loudly that Mr. Jacobs' audiences could bear little of what was going on on the stage. Mr. Jacobs business suffered, and he complained of Herkel to the police. The police tried to stop the saloon keeper, but he wouldn't be stopped. He Is still thinning out Mr. Jacobs' houses with his hand organ concerts, and says he will keep it np till Mr. Jacobs opens those doors. Preparing for the Centennlnl. The principals in the public schools are busy teaching their 3,000 boy pupils howto fall in, marcb, wbeel and break ranks, in preparation for the big Centennial parade. Tbe schoolboys will march in the procession behind tbe Grand Army of the Republic They will have a big Washington banner, will all wear Washington badges and carry Washington flags, and will sing Washington songs. Some 200 schoolgirls, dressed in white, will throw flowers before President Harrison as he walks up the City Hall steps. Later tbey will meet the President in the Governor's room, to sing and to recite patriotic poetry at him. Only Americans Pnt on Guard. Thirty United States marines started to-day on the steamship La Oascogne for Paris, to guard the American exhibit in the Exposition. They are all native born Americans. At tbe request of General W. B. Franklin. United States Commissioner to tbe Exposition, all men of German or Scandinavian extraction were excluded from this guard, out of regard for the French hatred of everything Teutonic At the last great international display in Paris the United States had a similar guard on duty, and the praise it received was highly compli mentary to the efficiency of the marine corps. Minors In a Divorce Case. The novel spectacle of a couple not yet of, legal age figuring as plaintiff and defendant in a divorce case was presented in the Supreme Court this morning. Ada D. Hoppert, 19 years of age, is plaintiff, and Frank P. Hoppert, her husDand, who now lives with his parents at 317 West Sixty-seventh street. New York, is not yet 21. Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hutchinson, the parents of Mrs. Hoppert, at first opposed the marriage, but hints of an elopement caused tbem to give a reluctant consent, and the mar riage took place on October 26, 18S0, In her complaint Ada alleges that three months after their marriage Frank seized her by the hair, struck her hi tbe face and body, and dragged her around the room. Other acts of cruelty are specified, all of which the juvenile husband denies. The bearing was adjourned. TWO PENDING APPOINTMENTS. Hon. Edwdrd 8. Lncey and Hon. John B. Thomas Not to be Forgotten. Washington. April 13. Edward S. Lacey. of Michigan, who was a Representative in the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses, will be made Controller of tbe Currency, and John R. Thomas, of Illinois, who has served in tbe last five Congresses, is to be the First Con troller of the Treasury. This announcement Is made confidently, upon the authority of a Re publican than whom there could be no better authority. The President has definitely de termined upon these appointments, and they will be made within a few days. Mr. Lacey owes his good fortune to the friendship and mediation of Governor Alger, of Michigan, while Senator Cullum, of Illinois, is the potent influence in the appointment of Mr, Thomas. A Hint to Mr. Halstead. From the Chicago Inter-Ocean.; When Democratic newspapers begin to pat a Republican on the back, and call him by pleas ant names, it is just as well to look around and see whether the ground on which he stands is firm, and that "he's all right" Maintaining an Equilibrium. From tbe Springfield Bepubllcl Now that Mr. Halstead is to remain at Cin cinnati, Deacon Richard Smith will repair at once to Toledo, to keep that end of the State fromtipping up. EARLY SPRING BLOSSOMS. Baltimore American: Alligator skin purses should fasten with a snap. RicnxoND State: Preservation ot the unities a dude astride of a donkey. It appears to be only the sugar part of the ram power that is pulverized. Balttmork American: New spring dresses are generally worn with an elastic step. Rochester Tidings: A sleeping policeman is one of the silent watches of tbe night New York Serald: Who kills all the dead letters? 'Rochester J?ost-Express. Miss Direc tion. Oil Cmr Derrick: A man should not be called a Jim Crow citizen without sufficient caw, Binohamton Republican: Queer about flowers, isn't It? They shoot before they have pistils. Louisvnxx Western Recorder: A mm who does not know anything is pretty sure to tell it the first chance he gets. Boston Post: The eminent Boston divine who said "the saloon is in the saddle" evidently bad heard of a pony of brandy. Trot Press: The bill collector probably doesn't like his business any better than the man who pays blm, but it has to be dun. Rochester Post-Express: We may not be very strong in war ships, but when it comes down to consulships the United States gets there with both pedes. New Haven Palladium: Jenkins to Hen kins (after vainly trying to understand a mes sage over thd telephone wire) That's right! Get mad! I can hear you all right now. Baltimore American: Secretary Rusk is catting down expenses in the Agricultural Department The discharged employes are unanimous in the opinion that this branch of the Government service Is going to seed. KEYSTONE CDRI0S. Somerset county has a place called Peevish Hollow. J. Harstan, of Madison. Perry county, drove so hard to catch a train that he broke SO dozen eggs. ' Since tbe last robbery at McCleilandtown bank deposits have largely increased In that section. Dr. Steve, of Huntingdon, put strychnine around his stable tor rats, and mourns a valu able mare. One result of the tailors' strike in Erie is tne postponement of a swell wedding, the groom being, unable to get his suit in time John Acker, of Leblgbton, has on exhibi tion a pheasant which be caught just after it bad dazed itself by flying clean through a win dow pane of the Gazette office. Friends told Peter Blaeser, an Allentown saloon keeper, that a big firecracker wonld clear the cblmne of soot He tried It, blowing ont two sides of the chimney. The remains of Mrs, Mary Connelly, buried over five years ago at Danville, Montour county, were found In perfect preservation a few days since, and even the flowers were un laded. In the center of a rock taken from the Lo cust Spring Colliery was a collection resem bling in size and appearance a snowball. It has a soapy nature, is quite .soft, and when dried resembles silver dust It puzzles Potts ville geologists. Mrs. Jacob Thomas, of Upper Oxford, waa carrying a lighted candle, when flash went the drapery around a bird cage, two pet canaries; were suzledia a wink, and the lady's life was saved by her husband beating out, het WjisIbc clothes with his bare hands. CUSIOUS C05DEHSATIOBS.- A Bradford horse ran a nail into its foot and died of lockjaw after several days' suffering. A. colored man, on trial for robbery in Washington, instructed his attorney to chal lenge every negro on the jury. He said he pre ferred to entrust his case to white men. A Philadelphia clothing store is adver tlsinganovel bait to catch customers. Each person buying a suit Is photographed in his new clothes free of charge, and the scheme Is proving a paying one Prof. Gilbert, of the Geological Survey, estimates that Niagara Falls are 8,000 years old. One of his colleagues on the survey calculates that the falls have undergone a recession of 103 feet in the last 44 years. Minnie Taylor, of Ellaville, Ga., put a pin in her month while dressing last Sunday, and accidentally swallowed it It stuck in her throat causing convulsions, and the doctors had hard work to save her life. Eliza Gardner, colored, aged 41 years, weight 351 pounds, and known as tbe Alabama giantess, died at Birmingham. Friday, of pneu monia. Her coffin is a feet 7 inches long, 40 inches wide and 30 inches deep. A resident of Kalamazoo county, Mich., whose name is withheld because of a desire not to Interfere with future conquests, has recently Been married for the fifth time, and this time it was only on a two weeks' acquaintance. The forest fire scenery aronnd Pittston these nights is indescribably grand, but game has suffered. One huge groundhog jumped off Campbell's ledge and tell to a valley below, nearly 400 feet But the thud merely jarred it and it took several lunges of a long knife to killit Mrs. Morris, of Goblevllle. Mich., has just been reconciled to her husband, from, whom she parted 18 years ago. After the ret Conciliation the father obtained his firs glimpse of their son, ho was born shortly after they separated, and is now big enough to lick the old man it he doesn't behave. A bill was lately introduced in the Ne braska Legislature forbidding the "firing of any pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle, or any fire arms whatsoever, on any public road or high way, or within 60 yards of such public road or highway, by anyone, except to destroy some wild, ferocious and dangerous b-ast, or an officer in the discharge ot bis duty." One of the oldest railroad conductors in New England is Elbridge A.Towle, of the Eastern Railroad, who has been in its employ continuously since March 23, 1847. During all that long period he bas never met with an acci dent, and there has never been a single passen ger on any train under his charge killed or In jured. . A few weeks ago the agents of a Euro pean Consulate at Chicago, BL, instituted in quiries after the whereabouts of one Baron Gottlieb BainrstToem. and finally traced him to San Francisco, where he bad acquired dis tinction in tbe role of an accomplished boot black. His relatives are supposed to regretthe result of their investigation, since an applica tion for the promised reward has thus far re mained unanswered. A man without legs has proved him self as persistent an office seeker as any. His name is John W. Coombs, and be halls from Houston, Tex. For 12 years both of his limbs have been paralyzed, and he bas lost the use of them. He travels from place to place In a cart propelled by himself. On arriving he put up at the Ebbitt House. He bad not been in tbe hotel long when he was helped on his cart and off he sped to the White House to see the President At a recent meeting of the Paris Acad emy of Medicine, Dr. Dujardine-Beaumeta exhibited a new alimentary substance, which he named Fomentine. It is obtained from wheat by the aid of special millstones, and is the embryo of tbe wheat reduced to flour. It contains three times more nitrogenioos sub stance than meat and a large proportion of sugar. It is thougbt it may advantageously re- ? lace powdered meat as a concentrated food, tmay be employed lor making soaps, and even for making biscuits. Last week a large pond near Mr. Mc Cartney's, two miles from Abbeville, Ga. let all its water out through a bole in the bottom. The noise of the escaping water sounded like distant thunder and created a sensation in the neighborhood. Many fine fish were taken though the greater number followed tbe reced ing water. There was a Assure near the edge ot the lake that babbled out water, etc, that suggested an earthquake disturbance. What caused this phenomenon no one knows, and where the water went will perhaps never be known. Mrr. Anna Boyd, of Bradford, Pa., has formally preferred charges of witchcraft against two of her neighbors. Mrs. Boyd claims that by uncanny arts these neighbors have caused her much annoyance and injury, and she asks that they be retained by law from the further exercise ot their witchery. A spirit ualistic Alderman entertained her complaint and Issued warrants for the arrest of tbe al. leged witches. The form ot charge against them is for "surety of the peace." The com plainant is a widow aged SO. who i3 to all ap pearances in her right mind. The grasshopper which for 147 years has marked the vacillations of tbe wind from his perch an the tower of Faneuil Hall, Boston, and one day last week toppled into the street, was restored to the scene of his glory Friday afternoon with touching ceremonies. When he dropped to mother earth it was found that the long buffeting by the wind and storms had robbed him of his eyes and broken off tbe two hind legs, and his body bad been badly bat tered. He was properly tinkered up.new glass optics were inserted, two more legs were tacked on. and to finish the job properly be was in cased in a fine new suit of gold leaf. Mr. John Carter, of Baltimore, has tha model of a new Invention of his. It Is a danger signal for railroad crossings, on which several patents have been taken out It consists of a very novel and effective tripping device, placed one mile from and on either Bide of the cross ing. The device connects bv a lever with a system ot chains and pulleys, which themselves are connected with an electric apparatus in a tower by the crossing. When a train passes over the "trip" an electric bell is set ringing on top of the tower, from which a big red flag appears at the same time. The bell may be heard from a point two miles distant At night a red light takes the place of thenar, when the train passes over tbe trip placed one mile on the other side of the crossing, the flig or light disappears and the bell stops ringing. Tbe signal is arranged to work with doable tracks, or more. LITTLE PLEASANTRIES. Most persons who cross the ocean for the first time pronounce It a very swell affair. BaltU mors JLuitrlcan. It may be that the reason onr navy is so far behind Is that we have to many rear-admirals. Ntw Zark World. A Chicago woman can speak ten different languages, and yet she can't keep a hired girl la the, house a week. They don't know which lan guage to peel the potatoes In." Detroit trtt Press. Dullard Isn't President Harrison a Sun day school teacher and a religions man generally. Brightly Why, of course, he lsf Haven't yon. noticed the Interest be bas been taking lately In foreign missions? Lowell Citizen. The Literary Drift Philadelphia Man I hear you are editing a sporting-paper. John L. Sullivan Betcher lire. - 'And that yon have left Boston for good?" "You're tslkln'. All as Boston literary men . glttoNewYorrick sooner er later." Pliiiadtl pMaXeeord. A Calculating Girl. "So, George, don't ask papa this evening. Walt till after Lent. "leant, dearest I want to hare It orerwlth." "Youmnstwalt I hare cost him banllyacent since Lent began, and 1 never saw him to fond of mi. Walt until I strike his bank account after Lent I over." Chicago Herald. A Difference in the Qualifications. Sun day School Teacher-Children, what lewon do we learn from this verse: "Verily, I r nntoyou that a rich man shall hsraly enter Into the king dom of heaven?" Thonghtmi Boy-We learn that It's going to be a good deal harder to get Into heaven than It U to get Into the United States Senate. Chicago Tribune. The Erring Husband. "Wife Henry, how 1 the world did yon get that black eye? "I had a fight with BUlwortby and whipped him." "Oh, youbrntel Wbydo you disgrace yourself by these brawls?" "Well, I heard bun say that you wore store teeth, and " , 'The villain! I hope you whipped hlmiwlthla an inch of his life." Lincoln Journal. Yellowly This is the season of courtship. Brownly Is it? Y.-Yes. The flowers are waking, the birds are slnelng, and young peopleor opposite eexes seek each other's society. B.-That'sallrignt batl don't find it so la my case. 1 haven't seen my girl for three weeks, and don't expect to until after Easter. v Y.-Is she sick? B.-NO. She's a milliner's apprentice, and she's woikisg hours cM ef. btsst Justf courier.